Degree: MSc Psychological Research Methods with Advanced Statistics
Now: Clinical Studies Officer, NHS
Caroline had the opportunity to complete research in depression and anxiety as part of her masters and thanks to the skills and experience she gained here, Caroline is now a Clinical Studies Officer in the NHS, working within mental health and dementia with a view to applying for the DClinPsy in the near future.
“I studied at the University of Sheffield for my BSc in Psychology and fell in love with the city. I chose the MSc in Psychological Research Methods with Advanced Statistics as I knew the department well and wanted to prepare myself the best I could for eventually applying for the DClinPsy.
“I was lucky enough to have a fabulous supervisor that gave me great opportunities for research in depression and anxiety which is a keen interest of mine! From the MSc I now have two published papers from the systematic review module and my research project is currently under review for publication.
“I am now a Clinical Studies Officer in the NHS. I work on various research projects for the NIHR in mental health and dementia - this involves me promoting research within clinical teams; conducting neuropsychological assessments on clinical trials and visiting individuals with severe mental illness on inpatient wards or at home to complete research questionnaires. Without my MSc I wouldn’t have qualified for the job, it gave me the knowledge and skills I needed to continue a career in research. I intend on applying for the DClinPsy in the near future.”